Showcase Olympus 50mm f/2.0 macro ZD 4/3

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Can't wait to get my camera to attach to this lens!!!! Greats shots!
 

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the thrill of this lens in macro mode is endless

dandelion flower in bloom
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macro weekend

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A couple of ordinary night shots with the 50.2. I love this lens.
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Recently, I bought one of these Olympus Digital 50/2 ED Macro AFs and compared it against my other two 50s: a Konica Hexanon AR 50/1.7 and a Carl Zeiss (German-nade) Planar 50/1.8 in Rollei mount. At every aperture, the Olympus obliterated its two contenders in center resolution, corner resolution, micro contrast, color accuracy, and color saturation. The results were not even close. I will be selling my Konica and Zeiss.
 
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A bee swarm was removed last night from where I am currently staying, This morning there are still quite a few bees around…. some of them rather sluggish and on the ground/window frames.

So i grabbed the e-m1 mk2, the old 4/3 50/2 macro, threw on an old vivitar +4 dioptre close up lens inherited from my father in law, put the little tilty flash that comes with the camera, strapped a Flash Rogue diffuser thing to my FLR600 and then preceded to crawl and contort myself holding the camera in one hand and directing the flash with the other…here are some of the results

Just some PP on the JPEG in Aperture, no focus stacking or any of that… just good old run and gun photography

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cheers

K
 

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Recently, I bought one of these Olympus Digital 50/2 ED Macro AFs and compared it against my other two 50s: a Konica Hexanon AR 50/1.7 and a Carl Zeiss (German-nade) Planar 50/1.8 in Rollei mount. At every aperture, the Olympus obliterated its two contenders in center resolution, corner resolution, micro contrast, color accuracy, and color saturation. The results were not even close. I will be selling my Konica and Zeiss.
In their 2003 review of the lens DPReview said:" Certainly in terms of the studio results, it's the nearest we've yet found to a technically perfect lens (although it's important to appreciate that we haven't yet tested any comparable short tele macros for other formats). It's impressively sharp right across the frame even wide open, shows no significant lateral chromatic aberration or vignetting, and is near-perfectly corrected for distortion. Real world results not only bear this out, but also show that the lens maintains image quality across the entire focus distance range, making it suitable for macro, portraits and general-purpose short telephoto use alike - no mean feat at all. And in design terms it's compact and reasonably lightweight, yet solidly build and weatherproofed, providing a combination of features unmatched by any other manufacturer."

Over a decade later it is still impresses - it's on my bucket list even if i have to manually focus it on my OM-D
 

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@wolfie - and to think I paid less that NZD100.00 for it in mint condition...:thumbup:
And then stupidly bought the Oly 70-300mm for NZD185.00...case of GAS and wanting some reach:coco:
 

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Test shot with my new toy. F11, hand held, no flash. Not too bad.
 

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This lens is so good.
 

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